Farm Update August 12, 2017

Oh yes, it is still summer; the temperatures won’t let us forget that even though we had many days of sub triple-digit highs before this past week. It is nice to have the precipitation back. We had a decent rain out here yesterday and it is clouding up quickly this afternoon, so maybe we’ll get another bit of rain later today.

As has been the case the last few weeks, our Suyo Long cucumber production is amazing. We are now harvesting more than 100 pounds every other day. If you are interested in some for pickling, let us know by noon on Saturday and we will be happy to provide them in bulk (20# minimum) at a significantly lower price than we sell them at the market.

SouthWinds Farm has been invited to participate in the Hacienda del Sol Heritage Foods Festival, to be held in the evening on Sunday, September 3. If you are interested in more information about this event, stop by our farm stand and pick up a flyer or visit

We will see you at the market!

new bed of lettuce mix
weeds trying to take over the middle terrace

Farm Update July 9, 2016

We are back at it after a short mid-summer break. I hope you had a great 4th of July holiday.

We’ve had some decent amounts of rain over the last ten days and the plants are growing apace. Of course the weeds are also growing like crazy. I spent much of yesterday weeding with some volunteer helpers while Sam and Steve harvested produce.

Our summer squash plants are producing pounds and pounds of zucchini, flying saucer patty pan and Benning’s green tint patty pan squash. The cucumber plants are finally fruiting; we trellised the plants yesterday and picked a few early cukes – we will have these at the market within 2 weeks.

If you are a user of social media, you may be interested to know that SouthWinds Farm now has a Facebook page and we are also posting on Instagram @southwindsfarmaz.

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Sam and Steve picking purple beans
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Bennings green tint squash
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Squash blossoms on the zucchini plant